February 11, 2013
Fantastic Fighter Flic - Lousy IMAX Glasses
For the film and experience, Top Gun on IMAX 3D would score a perfect 10. Unfortunately, the flimsy, filthy and painful orange 3D glasses provided by the theater significantly dampened my viewing enjoyment.
Top Gun is one of my favorite movies of all time. So I jumped at the opportunity to experience Top Gun in IMAX 3D. On the giant screen, the dogfights and carrier operations were larger than life and made my heart pound more than ever! The plot remains, of course, as shallow and easily digestible as it has ever been.
Unlike other 3D theaters and passive 3D TVs, which use circular polarization, IMAX 3D uses linear polarization. Unfortunately, this means that there are no options to purchase your own pair of anatomically correct and optically clean 3D glasses for IMAX 3D. That's a real travesty, because I would gladly pay twice as much to see Top Gun again with a comfortable and clean pair of 3D glasses.
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